Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, founded by Kulapati Dr. K.M. Munshiji in the year 1938, has been inculcating ethical, moral and spiritual values through institutions, departments and various activities. It was inaugurated by the then President of India, Dr. S. Radhakrishnan at Hyderabad in 1965. This was also Bhavan's first Kendra in the erstwhile state of Andhra Pradesh. Kendra is engaged in various educational and cultural activities as under:-
NEWS & EVENTS
The Foundation Day of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan was celebrated on November 7, 2023. The event commenced with a thought-provoking reflection on the importance of education and the power of learning.
The Sarvadharma Prayer was followed by a monologue highlighting the contemporary relevance of Munshiji’s teachings and their impact on the modern educational landscape.
Students gave insights about the life and contributions of Munshiji, and a detailed overview of Bhavan’s Foundation Day was presented through a speech.
Inspiring quotes by Munshiji were displayed using placards. A visually-captivating Power Point presentation showcased the Bhavan’s remarkable journey, highlighting key achievements, milestones and significant events in the school’s history. A collective pledge was taken by the students re-affirming their commitment to promoting education, unity and community development, echoing the core values.
Diwali was celebrated in Bhavan’s Atmakuri Rama Rao School on November 10, 2023. Besides sensitising others about the ill-effects of bursting crackers, the students also informed people of the environmentfriendly options for celebrating Diwali. A cultural programme comprising folk songs, skits, etc. was presented by the students.
World Diabetes Day
World Diabetes Day was observed on November 15, 2023, with the aim to create awareness about nutrition, the cause of diabetes and what preventive measures can be taken. Various Yoga asanas were showcased to control and manage diabetes.
Children’s Day was celebrated on November 14, 2023. The event featured a diverse array of performances by the teachers, a heartwarming mash-up of songs, speeches and mime that impart valuable life lessons such as raising awareness about safety from strangers. A fashion show, Antakshari and a magnificent stand-up comedy were performed by the teachers to entertain the children.
Buy Nothing Day
Buy Nothing Day was observed on November 24, 2023. Students took the opportunity to define consumerism and consider its drawbacks. A PPT was displayed to raise awareness of the negative environmental, social and political consequences of over-consumption. Students also took part in a quiz that encouraged them to think about reducing financial waste.
Guru Nanak Jayanthi Celebrations
Guru Nanak Jayanthi (‘Gurpurab’) was celebrated on November 24, 2023. The celebration commenced with a prayer to memorialise the teachings of Guru Nanak Devji, followed by a special presentation that apprised the audience about his principles and teachings. The programme concluded with a classical dance and song which reiterated the message of ‘One God’ and the ‘Eternal Truth’.
Visit to Telangana Today Press
On November 25, 2023, students from Std. 8 and 11 embarked on an Industrial tour to the Telangana Today Printing Centre located in Shamirpet to provide them with a hands-on experience on the latest printing technologies, printing and the distribution process. The visit involved a comprehensive overview of the paper printing process.
Launch of Innovative Wall
The Innovative wall was inaugurated on December 1, 2023, emphasising the school’s dedication to nurturing creativity and innovation among students. The wall is designed to showcase the various projects, artworks and innovative ideas generated by the students. Two initiatives have been implemented successfully at the school:
World Paper Free Day was observed by Bhavan’s Atmakuri Rama Rao School on November 6, 2023. During the assembly, students highlighted the benefits of reducing the usage of paper and presented a PPT explaining the environmental impact of usage of paper. Capturing the essence of environmental conservation, poem recitation conveying a message about the importance of going paper-free; a lively skit depicting real-life scenarios; and solutions for reducing paper use, were presented by the students.
To provide useful means for the promotion of international and national action and stimulate interest in United Nations activities UNESCO day was observed on November 6, 2023 by the students of Bhavan’s Atmakuri Rama Rao School. On this occasion, students spoke about the significance and functions of UNESCO. They also displayed information about the President and governing members of UNESCO on placards. The aims and objectives of UNESCO were presented in a PPT.
Telugu Varotsavalu was observed between November 6 and 10, 2023. Students recited poems and sang songs to describe the glory of the Telugu language. Jaathiyalu (Idioms), Ekapathrabinayam (Mono acting), Medaduki pariksha (Brain teasers) were presented by the students. Moral stories and skits displayed the uniqueness of the language.
Bharatiya Bhasha Utsav
Bharatiya Bhasha Utsav was celebrated on November 15, 2023 to recognise and promote multilingualism as a path to realising the fundamental aims of education and schooling. On this occasion, students gave a presentation on the varieties of cereals, fruits and spices, and the different cuisines of India and threw light on their nutritional value. They also spoke in an assigned regional language, dressed in the regional costume. The event helped to build a momentum towards learning more Indian languages other than mastering one’s own mother tongue.
National Book Week Celebration
In order to enhance the literary skills and inculcate good reading habits in students, ‘National Book Week’ was celebrated on November 17, 2023. The students actively participated and shared their ideas on the importance of reading books, and amazing facts about books, such as the world’s largest book and the longest novel ever written. An informative session highlighted the various genres of literature and types of books available, from fiction and nonfiction, to mystery and science fiction. As a part of the celebration, students donated books to the school library.
Children’s Rights Day
Children’s Rights Day was observed on November 20, 2023. Students focused on the need to protect and advocate well-being, education and safety of children through a PPT and spoke about the importance of the day.
National Integration Day
National Integration Day was celebrated on November 22, 2023 with a diverse array of activities reflecting the spirit of unity and diversity. The students delivered speeches elucidating the importance of unity in diversity and presented a skit on the political journey of Late Smt. Indira Gandhi. They presented informative Powerpoint presentations, shedding light on the diverse cultural fabric of India and the imperative of fostering integration for national progress. The event served as a powerful reminder of the values that bind the nation together.
Audit Diwas –2023
The Indian Audit and Accounts Department organised an Essay Writing Contest for students from Classes 8 to 12 on the topic: “Celebrating the Resilience of Indian Democracy and the Role of the CAG in India”.
On the occasion of Audit Diwas celebrations held on November 24, 2023, five students, CH. S.R. Kowshik, N. Sohitha, Kundana Vanmai Kotte, Reema Krithi Dubaka, of Class 9 and Rohan Kondur of Class 10 were presented with certificates and cash prizes of Rs.3000, Rs.2000, Rs.1000, Rs.1000 and Rs.1000 respectively, by the dignitaries Mr. M. S. Subrahmanyam, IA&AS (Director General of Commercial Audit, Hyderabad), Mr. Jitendra Sudhakar Karape, IA&AS (Principal Accountant General), Hyderabad and Mrs. Suhasini Gotmare (Principal Director of Audit, South Central Railway, Secunderabad).
National Constitution day
A special assembly was conducted on the occasion of National Constitution day on
26th November 2023. The day aimed to create awareness of the importance of the Constitution. Students presented the structure, key features, preamble of the Constitution and its founders.
Youth Ideathon 2023
The Youth Ideathon, which invited innovative ideas from across India, witnessed an overwhelming response with more than 50,000 submissions. Two outstanding entries from the school, Rejoice with Refills, focusing on waste management and the Quadratic Factor Game, an educational toy, were submitted. Of these, the Quadratic Factor Game was selected as one among the top 1000 ideas in the nationwide competition. The mentor teacher M. Srilakshmi and the students A. Sahishna (9 D), Kundana Vanmai Kotte (9 D) and N. Sohitha (9 D) have been awarded certificates of mentorship and certificates of excellence respectively by Think startup.
The School was ranked No.1 in India in the category– CBSE Parameter Wise for Holistic Education in a survey conducted by Education Today. The school was adjudged winner of IGBC Green Your School programme 2023 and won a cash grant of Rs. 4 lakhs. The mentor teacher Mrs. N. Nagalakshmi and the student team (A. Sahishna, V. Abhiram and M.Chandradhar Singh) received a memento and winning certificates in an award ceremony organised on November 23, 2023 in Chennai.
Sowmanasya Trust, Chennai, in association with Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, released a Telugu version of the book, Advaitha & Autism, in Rajaji Sabhagruha, Hyderabad Kendra, on August 20, 2023, followed by a thematic musical presentation on Saint Thyagaraja by two visually-impaired and autistic children. Swami Sithi Kanthananda, Ramakrishna Mutt, Hyderabad; Smt. Shoba Pirindevi Gurjada, President, Senior Citizens Assn., Hyderabad; Sri Bnim, Writer and Cartoonist; Dr. M. Ranganathan, Audiologist and Speech Language Therapist; Dr. Prashant R. Utage from the Child Development Centre; Sri G. V. Sethuraman, Chairperson, Meenakshi Venkataraman Foundation and President Kalasagaram and other dignitaries graced the occasion.
1. Kushaal Srinandan Reddy Bandi of Class 3 secured the First Position in the International Olympiad of Science 2022-23, International Olympiad of Mathematics, International Reasoning and Aptitude Olympiad 2022-23 and International Olympiad of English Language 2022-23 conducted by Silverzone Foundation.
2. Priyanshi Sahu of Class 4 secured the third position in Roller Skating at Telangana Tri Kreeda Veduka 2023; third position in Gymnastics (Floor exercises) at the 2nd Kalinga Open National Artistic Gymnastics Invitational Championship 2023 and the third position in Gymnastics at Infinity Gymnastics LLP.
The State Forest Department, along with Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), held the ‘International Tiger Day’ celebration at Hyderabad KBR National Park on July 31, 2023 to promote awareness on tiger conservation. Sixteen students of Classes 8 and 9 joined the celebration. The event included an orientation session consisting of various interesting activities like camera trap selfies, conservation-based games, occupancy game, snakes and ladders, all of which are based on the tiger and the threats it faces.